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smidgen or smidgeon or smidgin (ˈsmɪdʒən Pronunciation for )



  1. (informal) a very small amount or part

Word Origin

C20: of obscure origin

Example Sentences Including 'smidgen'

Anyone with a smidgen of insight about Africa knows Baril's mandate is an absurd mission.
Toronto Sun (2003)
At the top of the marquee, Hugh himself experienced a smidgen of unease.
Cathy Kelly JUST BETWEEN US (2002)
But, though this is a refreshing trait, the "hint" in these pages is very faint - not so much a glimmer as a smidgen.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
He hated it when we cut them off My father was playful, a bit of a leprechaun, with just a smidgen of Irish.
Globe and Mail (2003)
However virile, however heated they appeared to be, none of them had ever shown a smidgen of Jacob's staying power.
Clive Barker SACRAMENT (2001)
In other mitts, such wilful muddling of old and new would've suggested a smidgen of desperation.
NME (New Musical Express) (2003)
The taste was horrendous, and to this day I have never been able to touch even a smidgen of mustard.
Frost, David David Frost-An Autobiography-Part One
There's nothing smarter than discovering a smidgen of Scottish ancestry in your veins.
Times, Sunday Times (2001)


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